Teens jailed for having M-16, ammo
Kevin George and Samuel Johnson, the two teens charged after being found with an unlicensed M-16 assault rifle, a quantity of matching ammunition and grenades on Aubrey Barker Road, South Ruimveldt in January this year, were yesterday each ordered to serve three-year jail sentences.
Chief Magistrate Priya Sewnarine-Beharry, who presided over their trial at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Court One, also fined George, 18, and Johnson, 17, $100,000 each.
The magistrate handed down a three-year prison sentence for each of the two charges of unlicenced gun and ammunition possession, but explained that the sentences will run concurrently. The grenade-possession charges against the duo had been previously struck out.